Game Preview: Fiorentina vs. Napoli - Coppa Italia Final - Saturday, 03/05/2014

Coppa Italia - LogoFiorentina and Napoli meet in the Coppa Italia (Italian Cup) final at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014.

Napoli are coming into this match having eliminated AS Roma in the semis and FC Lazio in the quarter-finals. Napoli are currently 3rd in the Serie A standings and in their last two matches they drew with Udinese 1-1 away and with Inter 0-0, also away.

Fiorentina are currently in fourth place in the Serie A standings. On their way to the final, they eliminated Udinese in the semis and Siena in the quarter-finals. Most recently, in the league, Fiorentina beat Bologna 3-0 after losing to AS Roma 0-1 at home.

The two finalists have met twice already this season in the league with Napoli winning 1-2 in Florence and Fiorentina winning 0-1 in Naples.

The odds for the upcoming match are:

Fiorentina: 9/4
Draw: 23/10
Napoli: 6/5

To Win Outright:

Napoli: 8/13
Fiorentina: 5/4

Napoli are the favourites to win this game as well as to lift the trophy. Gonzalo Higuain is valued to score at 13/10, while the Fiorentina striker, Mario Gomez is valued at 7/4.

It should be a pretty good game. In case of a draw there will be overtime and if necessary, the winner will be decided by a penalty shootout.

The winner will participate in the 2014 Supercoppa Italiana against this season's league winners.

Enjoy the match!

Update: Fiorentina's top striker this season, with fourteen league goals to his name, Giuseppe Rossi, is coming back to fitness from a long injury and it is likely that he will make an appearance at some point in the game.